With Halloween come and gone, we have moved into November. In many places, it seems like people have already moved on to December and are preparing for Christmas. I suppose this is appropriate if you are Canadian, and have already celebrated Thanksgiving. (And I admit that I will be putting up my tree by mid-month.) But we can’t forget about Thanksgiving approaching and how much we have to be thankful for.
There is a blog project going around for posting every day in November. I think it’s a take-off of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, something I do not have time for, but would love to try). Clearly, I’m not attempting that, since I didn’t blog yesterday. Nor do I have that much to say. But this month, I’m going to try to intersperse regular posts with thankfulness posts and if anyone wants to join me, you absolutely should. Because we all have a lot to be thankful for.
To start out, I am thankful for YOU. More specifically, I am thankful for all of the amazing friends that I have made thanks to running and triathlon, and the friends I have connected with on another level thanks to sport. The majority of the people I spend time with are people that I met thanks to my participation in running and triathlons, and it’s been so awesome to have my group of friends constantly growing.
(Don’t worry, you non-running friends. You are still very important to me.)
For me, the best part about running/triathlon has been the community. Even if someone I meet at a start line doesn’t become a forever friend, for those few minutes before the race starts, it’s awesome to have someone to chat and laugh with. And it’s been crazy how many people I have met thanks to this blog. It’s a little weird to meet someone who says “Hey, I read your blog!” Always a shocker – I sort of forget that people other than my mom read this.
This month, take some time to think about what you are thankful for. Big or small, it all counts. Later this month, I may tell you how thankful I am for foam rollers, for example.